Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

The team:
• Mrs Emms
• Mr Stanbridge
• Mrs Birch
• Ms Grief

On this webpage you will be able to discover some of the exciting activities that we have been – and will be – doing throughout the term.

Peasants, Princes and Pestilence:

This medieval topic started in gruesome fashion as a scary plague doctor (Mr Stanbridge!) discussed some of the cures which people once believed to work, whilst our bubonic plague victim (Mrs Emms!) described and acted out some of the symptoms: including being sick (yuck!)

We have used this topic to assist our writing, which has resulted in making some horrific plague cures of our own. In addition to this, we have also tried to personify pestilence and write an explanation text about how the plague spread.
It’s not only our writing we have involved our topic in. As part of our D.T. work, we have designed and made plague doctor masks from a range of materials.


The second half term’s learning is a Science based topic all about Space. We will be studying the planets; what causes day and night; the effect of gravity and investigating the link between the constellations and ancient myths. In Literacy we will be creating our very own non-chronological report and studying the art of Blackout poetry.


After Christmas (Spring 1) we will be travelling back 5,000 years to the dusty realms of ancient Egypt. We will cruise along the Nile (hypothetically of course) entering a world of mysteries, curses and mummies. Unravelling the secrets of ancient tombs using historical resources and ancient age-old artefacts. We will also be looking for an apprentice who will work for Ramose (he’s our chief embalmer) to help prepare a body for its journey to the afterlife. We can’t wait to open the doorway to ancient Egypt in year 5 for the very first time! Who knows what treasures we will find?
Beast Creator and the Outdoors:

The children start off Spring 2 with a topic all about mini-beasts and the great outdoors! We will be looking at how they are classified, their behaviours and their changes (metamorphis) and the reproduction of some plants and animals. During this topic, we will try and get ourselves outside in the wildlife area and exploring different areas of the school (hopefully build a bug hotel).

Please keep popping back to the website to see what we get up to throughout the rest of the year!

Year 5 News